Thursday, February 23, 2006

Praise Him!

One of the things a mentor of mine has been talking about lately is “praise”. No matter what, we are to praise the Lord. When things are good, give praise. When things are not so good, give praise. When you are down in the dumps, you guessed it…give praise. The awesome thing about praise is that it takes the attention off of me and puts it where it should be--on God, Who is utterly worthy of all my praise!

The following passage of scripture has been particularly special to me lately:

Praise to God for a Living Hope

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you…” I Peter 1:3-4

New birth, a living hope, and an inheritance that no one can take away that is being kept in Heaven for us! How wonderful is our Father God, Who is already lavishing on us an inheritance that He will give us when we enter Heaven.

When I praise, the earthly things in my life that seem so important fade away. Praise takes me into the awesome presence of Christ and I am left alone with Him—nothing but Him. And then I remember that He is all I really need.

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